Team Idaho Real Estate Named Official Real Estate Company of Vandal Athletics

Press Release — July 8, 2015
Contact: Debbie Spurgeon, Broker/Owner, Team Idaho Real Estate
Phone: (208) 882-9500

Team Idaho Real Estate Named Official Real Estate Company of Vandal Athletics

MOSCOW, Idaho — Team Idaho Real Estate, a Moscow-based real estate company, Idaho Athletics, and Learfield Sports’ Idaho Vandals Sports Properties announced today that Team Idaho Real Estate is the official real estate team for Idaho Vandals Athletics.

Debbie Spurgeon is a Realtor® and is the owner of and a broker for Team Idaho Real Estate.

“We are truly thrilled to take our long-standing support of Vandal Athletics to the next level with this partnership, which officially began on July 1,” Spurgeon said. “We are looking forward to sharing our enthusiasm and support of Vandal Athletics and to further solidify our presence and services to the community.”

“We are excited about this new partnership with Team Idaho Real Estate and look forward to the many different elements that encompass their marketing plan,” said Idaho Vandals Sports Properties General Manager Tom Morris. “We look forward to working together with Debbie and her team throughout this next year.”

Team Idaho’s Realtors® focus on the Palouse region, with expertise in both Idaho and Washington.

“The Team Idaho Real Estate ‘team’ includes Vandal Boosters, University of Idaho alumni and past Vandal athletes, so this partnership is a natural and meaningful way to increase our support,” Spurgeon said. “My team and I are looking forward to our year-round partnership to support all of Vandal Athletics and to reach more people about our full range of services.”


In addition to Idaho, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights and sponsorships for nearly 100 collegiate institutions and associations, and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Learfield represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives, and offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting, digital platform expertise and venue and technology systems through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities,

Team Idaho Real Estate provides the highest quality of service to our customers and clients. Our mission is to provide real estate service to the public, through a team approach. Each and every Team Idaho REALTOR and staff member works together to increase the overall productivity of the company, thus providing the ultimate in assistance to the sellers, buyers, owners and tenants who utilize our services. We specialize in single family, single family rural, lots/land, commercial, investment and property management, visit to learn more.


Entrepreneur of the Palouse award winners announced

APRIL 21 (Moscow, Idaho; Pullman, Washington) — The nominations are in and the awardees are selected: Three more organizations will join the ranks of the Entrepreneurs of the Palouse, and with the award receive $1,000 each to continue serving the region.

“The high volume of applicants we received this year indicates that the spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well on the Palouse, and that our communities value the contribution of our innovators and small businesses,” said Robin Ohlgren, Palouse Knowledge Corridor co-chair.

Pullman business College Cabs, started by WSU alums Zane Larsen and Rob Borden, won in the Rising Star category. College Cabs started in 2012, offering flat-rate cab services around the Palouse, as well as partnering with organizations and bars to ensure students get home safely. The company has recently expanded to include winery tours.

“Zane and Rob go to dramatic ends to help facilitate the Palouse’s largest tourism events and support all the local causes they can,” nominator Jon Carson wrote. “As young entrepreneurs, these gentlemen work hard in order to realize their dream.”

Sangria Grille, a Latin-inspired fusion restaurant that utilizes local ingredients, won in the Business category. George Skandalos and Carly Lilly co-own the restaurant, which has been in Moscow for more than 10 years. They also co-own Maialina in downtown Moscow and have recently had an expansion proposal accepted by the Moscow Urban Renewal Agency.  Sangria Grille sources much of their food locally and pairs with the WSU Organic Farm to offer a $1,000 Farm to Table Scholarship each semester to students who are organic agriculture majors and work on sourcing fruits and vegetables to local restaurants.

“They have made the Palouse a destination for good food,” writes Orin Ford, who nominated Sangria. “I have seen them mentor many young people. They support our community in a variety of ways.”

Palouse-based nonprofit organization Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse (ATVP) won in the Non-Profit category. The 35-year-old nonprofit is currently headed by executive director Christine Wall, who has been with ATVP for more than 20 years. ATVP provides 24-hour crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, a confidential shelter, and community education. Wall has secured more than $8.5 million in grants for the organization, and averages $25,000 per year in donations, writes nominator Emilie McLarnan.

“ATVP has been able to train hundreds of volunteers who have gained valuable skills they have been able to take with them as they go on to careers in the helping professions. Domestic violence has a tremendously detrimental economic impact on victims, costing them lost work time, medical bills, therapy costs and sometimes legal fees” McLarnan writes.

The Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp aims to foster entrepreneurship and regional connections. The 2015 Bootcamp, which runs June 14-18 in Pullman and Moscow, will prepare individuals for business in three tracks: Health, Technology, and Agriculture. During the five-day, intensive training, entrepreneurs will connect with mentors, business leaders, and business advisers across the Palouse. From crafting a business plan to pitching to investors, the Bootcamp is about getting entrepreneurs off the ground.

The Palouse Knowledge Corridor is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to match innovation with opportunity, promote assets of the Palouse and foster collaborative efforts with universities, private sector, economic development agencies and government.


Robin Fahle Ohlgren
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Immaculately maintained & nicely situated in quiet east side neighborhood culdesac. Main level features vaulted ceilings, formal and breakfast dining, breakfast bar, kitchen with pantry and slider to private back yard. Second level bedrooms including light and bright master suite with bathroom skylight. Two lower levels; one currently used as family room and second as spacious game/tv room. Ample storage, central air, sprinkler system and more. Private rear yard with fencing, patio and RV storage. – See more at:

Moscow Artwalk 2014


Meet the Artist
Chuck Spurgeon


Friday, June 13th 2014 • 5-7 pm
Team Idaho Real Estate Office
204 S. Main St., Moscow

Stop by and check out the custom hand crafted furniture and unique wood art by local builder and craftsman Chuck Spurgeon. We’ll have our chocolate fountain again this year, so come enjoy a delicious treat while you visit and view Chuck’s beautiful creations!

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Huge Fenced .41 Acre Lot!

Price Reduced! $409,000

1112 Slonaker, Moscow ID 83843


This 4+ bedroom home boasts lovely custom features including slate entry, granite counter tops, decorative metal railings, gorgeous wood floors, subway tile & marble thresholds. Formal dining with wainscoting, breakfast room with French doors to large rear deck, sunken family room with gas fireplace, slate hearth & wood mantle. Cook’s kitchen with 5 burner gas range, pantry, & breakfast bar dining. Master w/ tiled shower, jet tub & more. Huge lower level rec room, wet bar, steps from back patio & .41 acre lot. – See more at:


Palouse Habitat for Humanity

1001023_582201638485103_1034996239_nOur local non profits are an important part of our community.  Habitat for Humanity is a non profit working on giving a hand up, not a hand out.  In partnership with a local family volunteers will build a simple affordable house in Latah or Whitman County.  Habitat is currently accepting applications for a new partner family.

Habitat surplus store is working to keep usable building materials, appliances, furniture etc out of the landfill.   The goal is to raise money at the store for our next home.  Bring your donations or come shop on Friday and Saturdays!

Learn more at or email

Genesee Educators Earn Presidential Award for Excellence!

Team Idaho would like to send out a huge congratulations to Genesee, educators Tuana Johnson and Donna Wommack.   President Obama recently recognized 102 educators, two of those were from Genesee, Idaho.  

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“Tauna works to bring new ideas to her district and has written thousands of dollars worth of grants to help her school. These grants helped buy science equipment, funded science field trips for her students, and funded iPads and other technology for all elementary classrooms. Her latest grant had elementary students engineer a rinsing/recycling station for the school lunchroom.” – PAEMST Website

“Donna’s focus is to engage students in enriching, meaningful learning experiences. Her students learn mathematics, science, and engineering skills through rocketry, forest research, and activities that involve the entire community.”– PAEMST Website

The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science teaching is awarded annually to outstanding K-12 teachers across the nation.

Check out the what the Superintendent had to say – HERE


Palouse Cares food drive, auctions bring in record success!

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Rick Minard 

Palouse Cares

Email: / Phone:  208-310-1745



Palouse Cares food drive, auctions bring in record success

MOSCOW—On Saturday, December 7th, hundreds of volunteers came together in every community on the Palouse to gather in more than 38,000 pounds of food for area food banks.

The food-drive also has a fund-raising aspect to it, live and silent auctions which totaled a record $35,000. A live auction took place at noon at the Eastside Marketplace in Moscow as well as Zeppoz and Mr. Z’s Casino in Pullman. The silent auction in Colfax single-handedly raised nearly $1,300.

The one day food drive requires lots of volunteer effort from organization to collecting the food door-to-door. Food collections took place in: Moscow, Pullman, Colfax, Palouse, Potlatch, Genesee, Garfield, Colton/Uniontown, Troy, Deary and Bovill as well as Kendrick and Juliaetta.

Members of the community and local businesses made the auctions possible by donating hundreds of auction items. Members of the community also volunteered to go door-to-door in and those at home prepared with a non-perishable donation when a Palouse Cares volunteer knocked on the door.

Since 2006, Palouse Cares has donated nearly 200,000 pounds of food and $178,000 to local community food banks and non-profit organizations serving the Palouse.  This is the drive’s first year expanding into Colton/Uniontown and Johnson as well as Garfield, Troy, Deary, Bovill, Kendrick and Juliaetta.

For more information, email Rick Minard at or call 208-310-1745.  More information can also be found online at


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